Imported cheese implicated in Listeria outbreak in Europe recalled in U.S.

Imported cheese implicated in Listeria outbreak in Europe recalled in U.S.

FMA Worldwide of Brooklyn, NY, is recalling one lot of SAS Fromagerie Ottavi Tome Corse Sheep Milk Cheese, due to potential Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

The recall is the results of an ongoing recall and outbreak of Listeria monocytogenes in Europe related to cheese from SAS Fromagerie Ottavi. FMA Worldwide was notified by the France producer and instantly recalled the cheese imported to the USA.

FMA Worldwide imported a complete of 1 case from the affected lot.

Ottavi Tome Corse cheese was distributed within the state of Oregon to a specialty meals distributor. 

A case from the recalled lot has since been accounted for and has been subsequently destroyed. It was by no means offered to any retailers or eating places.

Recalled product:

Product Lot Expiration
Fromagerie Ottavi Tome Corse Sheep Milk Cheese – round wheels of cheese weighing roughly 6 lbs. VC349 07/08/2023

Customers who’ve bought SAS Fromagerie Tome Corse mustn’t devour or distribute the product and are urged to return it to the place of buy for a full refund. 

About Listeria infections
Meals contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes might not look or odor spoiled however can nonetheless trigger severe and generally life-threatening infections. Anybody who has eaten any recalled cheese and developed signs of Listeria an infection ought to search medical therapy and inform their medical doctors in regards to the attainable Listeria publicity.

Additionally, anybody who has eaten any of the recalled merchandise ought to monitor themselves for signs through the coming weeks as a result of it may take as much as 70 days after publicity to Listeria for signs of listeriosis to develop. 

Signs of Listeria an infection can embrace vomiting, nausea, persistent fever, muscle aches, extreme headache, and neck stiffness. Particular laboratory assessments are required to diagnose Listeria infections, which may mimic different sicknesses. 

Pregnant ladies, the aged, younger youngsters, and other people similar to most cancers sufferers who’ve weakened immune methods are notably prone to severe sicknesses, life-threatening infections, and different problems. Though contaminated pregnant ladies might expertise solely gentle, flu-like signs, their infections can result in untimely supply, an infection of the new child, and even stillbirth.

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